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Anne Erickson

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This Fourth of July is upon us, and considering what a crazy year 2020 has been, this is a Fourth like we’ve never seen before. Let’s hope everyone stays healthy and happy as we celebrate Independence Day.

If you’re looking for some tunes to crank during your Fourth of July barbecue, we suggest the WRIF, of course, as well as these Independence Day-appropriate rock and metal songs.

From Soundgarden to Bruce Springsteen, here are some crucial Independence Day tracks for your playlist!

Rob Zombie, “We’re An American Band”

Rage Against the Machine, “Freedom”

Five Finger Death Punch, “Wrong Side of Heaven”

Otherwise, “Soldiers”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “American Girl”

Soundgarden, “4th of July”

Bruce Springsteen, “Born In The U.S.A”

John Mellencamp, “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.”

Kiss, “Rockin’ in the U.S.A.”

Metallica – “Don’t Tread on Me”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal music, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings.